SAVAGE LANE BY JASON STARR

SAVAGE LANE Jason Starr Polis Books   The residents of Savage Lane live the suburban American Dream: beautiful homes, fancy cars, and regular tee times at the local country club. But while they smile pretty at each other at cocktail parties and wave while getting their mail from the mailbox at the end of the driveway, long buried passions are simmering just below the surface. Playing with traditional soap opera tropes in SAVAGE LANE, Jason Starr lays out an interlocking narrative of infidelity, attempted infidelity, sexually transmitted disease, and murder that would make anyone competing for a Daytime Emmy award jealous. Thankfully,...

PIMP: Ken Bruen, Jason Starr team up for fourth novel Jun02

PIMP: Ken Bruen, Jason Starr team up for fourth no...

Ten years after they first teamed up, Hard Case Crime will release PIMP, the fourth novel by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr. PIMP features the return of Max Fisher, the would-be druglord that was first introduced in BUST and continued his criminal ways in SLIDE and THE MAX. THERE’S NO DRUG MORE ADDICTIVE THAN FAME. EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, PIMP. Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a...

Flashback: My Favorite Crime Film Jul27

Flashback: My Favorite Crime Film

This originally appeared in issue ten (Jan/Feb 2006) When Jeremy asked me to write about my all-time favorite crime movie, interestingly one of the first films I thought of was Get Shorty. It’s certainly one of the most enjoyable crime movies I’ve ever seen. Director Barry Sonnenfeld captures the humor of Elmore Leonard brilliantly because the actors never play the script for laughs. All of the characters take themselves ultra-seriously which makes the deadpan crime farce even funnier. The whole cast shines, in particular John Travolta as a mobster/Hollywood wannabe, Gene Hackman as the desperately sleazy film producer, and, best of all,...

Flackback: ALISON GAYLIN WANTS YOU TO GET TRASHED Mar17

Flackback: ALISON GAYLIN WANTS YOU TO GET TRASHED

From Issue 20( Sept/Oct 2007) By Jason Starr In 2005 Alison Gaylin vaulted on to the mystery scene with the smash hit HIDE YOUR EYES, which had 225,000 copies in print and was an Edgar Award finalist. She followed that up with her second Samantha Leiffer novel, YOU KILL ME, and now NAL is launching a major new imprint called Obsidian with Gaylin’s debut hardcover, the wickedly suspenseful TRASHED, a murder mystery set in the world of tabloid journalism. It’s a milieu Gaylin knows well, having worked for over ten years as a journalist covering the entertainment business (she’s currently an articles editor for In Touch). ...

25th Annual Anthony Award Nominees Announced May09

25th Annual Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Milwaukee – May 10, 2011 – The nominees for this year’s Anthony Awards, which are given at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, were announced today by conference chair, Jon Jordan and Awards Chair John Purcell. Best NovelBury Your Dead – Louise Penny – Minotaur BooksCrooked Letter, Crooked Letter – Tom Franklin – William MorrowFaithful Place – Tana French – VikingI’d Know You Anywhere – Laura Lippman – William MorrowThe Lock Artist – Steve Hamilton – Minotaur Best First NovelDamage Done – Hilary Davidson – Forge BooksThe Poacher’s Son –...